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Table 4 Odds ratios (OR)a and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for risk of prostate cancer associated with lifetime alcohol consumption: duration, drinking status, drinks per day, and drinks per drinking day.

From: Lifetime total and beverage specific - alcohol intake and prostate cancer risk: a case-control study

  Cases (n = 88) Controls (n = 272) Odds Ratios (95% CI)
Total drinking years    
   >53 14 80 1.00
   42 – 53 27 94 1.44 (0.66–3.14)
   ≤42 47 92 2.16b (0.98–4.78)
Ever abstained from drinking    
   never abstained 39 173 1.00
   ever abstained 49 99 1.79b (1.05–3.03)
Drinking status c    
   current drinkers 56 208 1.00
   former drinkers 32 64 1.40 (0.77–2.53)
Drinks per day    
   ≤2 62 218 1.00
   >2 26 54 1.38 (0.76–2.51)
Drinks per drinking day    
   ≤2 24 106 1.00
   >2 64 166 1.57 (0.88–2.79)
  1. a Adjusted for race age, smoke, education (years), BMI, WHRATIO; bp for trend <0.05; cdrinking status in the 12–24 months prior to diagnosis or interview. Former drinkers stopped drinking at least 12–24 months prior to interview.